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Prakash Joshi Pax
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Because you can’t always rely on willpower alone.

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How many times have you tried to make or break any habit and failed miserably? I’ve done it many times and yes, failed too. But one day, when I was on YouTube, I found this magical thing called the 20-second rule.

Since then, it has been pretty simple to break and make habits knowing how the brain works. From being a heavy social media user where my screen time was almost 10 hours daily, I’ve managed to reduce it to less than 2 hours. …


“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” — G.B Stern

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Once, I went to visit my friend and for his own reason, he was going to be late for two hours. So I went to one of the book shops nearby and started reading books. I easily passed two hours reading books and discovering new books. But I was not there to buy any book and I hadn’t carried any money either.

And when I was about to leave, I was feeling difficult because I was in a book shop for more than two hours reading and taking every book out of the bookshelf that I was not going to…


15 simple headline formulas to skyrocket your views

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Think about how many headlines you read every day when searching for content online and checking social media. What makes you actually click on the article and read it? Usually, it’s a headline, which is why it’s super important to spend more time crafting a winning headline.

“On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar”. — David Ogilv

According to Copyblogger, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline. Only 2 out of 10 will read…


A 3 step formula to develop razor like focus

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Despite all the self-improvement content that exists online, most people already know exactly what they need to do to improve their lives.

Every day we have at least one thing that we know we need to do, and if we were somehow able to just sit down and do that thing from start to finish, our life would be better because of it.

If you’re a student maybe that’s sitting down to write a couple of hundred words of that giant essay that you need to write, or maybe if you’re just a regular guy and you want to learn…


Most of our worries never happen in reality. They are all in our head

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We all worry from time to time. It’s natural to worry about upcoming deadlines, job interviews,s or even a first date. But when a normal worry crosses a line, it becomes excessive.

Worry is when you think about the actual or potential problems and the worst that can happen in that situation. People often underestimate how bad excessive worry and negative thinking may do to your brain as well as your body.

You do not get stomach ulcers from what you eat. You get stomach ulcers from what’s eating you,” said Dr. Joseph F. Montague, author of the book Nervous…


And how a yogi conquered the world conqueror

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Alexander the great was history’s one greatest rulers. He started as the king of Macedonia but established one of the biggest empires that the ancient world had ever seen.

He conquered many parts of the world and some of the great stories are from the time when he went to conquer India.

Aristotle was the teacher of Alexander. He had told him that, there lived great mystical, intellectual, and Spiritual super-beings dwelling in the forest. …


And what we can learn from them

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Alexander the Great became one of the biggest rulers of ancient history. He conquered most of the world of that time just at the age of 32. Although being the king of ancient Macedonia for less than 13 years, he changed the course of history.

He was one of the greatest military generals who stretched his empire all the way from India, through Egypt up to the northern border of Greece.

He was taught by one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Aristotle. This might have helped him have fundamental traits of an ambitious commander and a successful leader.


Hint: You will save a ton of time

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One day Warren Buffett walked to the pilot of his private jet and jokingly said to him, “ The fact that you are still working for me means I’ve not done my job right. You should have been out by now chasing your goals and dreams.”

Buffett then gave him one of the most powerful time management advice. He walked his pilot through a three-step strategy to give more clarity about his life goals. Here’s what the three-step strategy was:

  • Write down your 25 goals
  • Draw a circle around your 5 most important goals
  • Focus on the top 5 and…


No, you don’t need to have a million subscribers to earn a decent amount

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When we were kids, most of us dreamt of being a Hollywood or Bollywood star. That was the best thing we could think of being. But if you ask kids of any age today what they want to do, most of them say, “I want to be a YouTuber”.

Just not kids, even adults are aspired to be a YouTuber. And why would they not be?

Everything is here. You get name, fame, respect, and money. And the beautiful thing about youtube is that anyone can be a YouTuber. It’s not like being a movie star where you will have…


If you want it, your mind will help to get it

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“A man without a goal,” said Thomas Carlyle, “is like a ship without a rudder.”

If you lack a goal or purpose in your life you are no different than a ship without a rudder. The ship doesn’t know where it is going but still is sailing. It just keeps drifting around.

The same happens to us. If we don’t have a clear goal of what we want to be or where we want to be, we just keep on drifting around things here and there never going in a fixed direction.

I’ve mentioned the term ‘clear goal’ here. The…

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